What is alveolar infiltrates?

What is alveolar infiltrates?

Alveolar infiltrates may involve a segment or even a whole lobe, in which case boundaries of the resulting parenchymal consolidation are sharply demarcated. On the other hand, a large number of superimposed and partly confluent alveolar infiltrates may produce nonhomogeneous and rather poorly defined lung densities.

What is alveolar pneumonia?

The infection causes the lungs’ air sacs (alveoli) to become inflamed and fill up with fluid or pus. That can make it hard for the oxygen you breathe in to get into your bloodstream. The symptoms of pneumonia can range from mild to severe, and include cough, fever, chills, and trouble breathing.

Does pneumonia always show up on xray?

Pneumonia is not always seen on x-rays, either because the disease is only in its initial stages, or because it involves a part of the lung not easily seen by x-ray.

How common are alveolar infiltrates in lung cancer?

Alveolar infiltrates was the most common feature, accounting for 9 (41%) of 22 anomalies observed in the lung by chest radiograph, followed by interstitial pattern (27%) and pleural suffusion (18%). The chest X-ray showed massive alveolar infiltrates (Figure 1).

What are alveolar infiltrates on the chest radiograph?

Alveolar infiltrates are seen on the chest radiograph as patchy areas of increased density, often surrounding air bronchograms.

What is lung infiltration in radiology?

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What is an abnormal area of infiltrate on a chest X-ray?

An abnormal area of infiltrate on a chest X-ray can represent many abnormalities such as infection, water or edema, tumor, abnormal inflammation not related to infection, scarring, collapsed lung tissue and other things. An infiltrate is therefore a term used to describe an abnormal area in the lung whose cause is not clear.